Anna Margaretha Heil was born about 1751, probably in the Darmstadt area of what is now Germany. According to the 1767 Grimm census, her father's name was Johann Heil, and she was an orphan, living with the Herman Schmidt family. Her age is off in later censuses, adding at least 20 years to her age. I am using the age in the records closest to her date of birth, since they tend to be the most accurate.
Head of the Household Heinrich Gepel [Heppel?], age 33
Wife Margarita [sic] Heppel, age 34 [sic] should be 24
Brother-in-Law Johann Philip Mertz, age 24
According to the 1798 census, Heinrich and Anna Margaretha Heppel adopted Johann Heinrich Albrandt into their family, probably because they had no children of their own. At the time of the census, Albrandt was married to Anna Margaretha Vaas (Waag/Faas) and they had two young sons, Johann Heinrich and Johann Georg. Johann Heinrich Albrandt was not an orphan and his parents were still alive for the 1798 census. In fact, the families lived next to each other in Grimm, represented by family #46 and family #47 in the census.
Wife Anna Margaretha Heil, age 60 [sic] should be 47
Adopted into the household:
Child #1 Johann Heinrich Albrandt, age 29
Wife of Child #1 Anna Margaretha Vaas [Waag/Faas], age 27
Grandchild #1 Johann Heinrich Albrandt, age 2
Grandchild #2 Johann Georg Albrandt, age 6 months
Neither she nor her husband is listed in the 1834 census. Most likely they had passed away. Had she survived, she would have been 93 years old.
Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 83, family #74a.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #122 in the 1775 census.
↑The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #46 in the 1798 census.